volume 146, issue 1, Pe20201755 2020
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1755
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Mikah C. Owen, Stephenie B. Wallace

Abstract: Children and adolescents who become involved with the justice system often do so with complex medical, mental health, developmental, social, and legal needs. Most have been exposed to childhood trauma or adversity, which both contribute to their involvement with the justice system and negatively impact their health and well-being. Whether youth are held in confinement or in their home communities, pediatricians play a critical role in promoting the health and well-being of justice-involved youth. Having a work…

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